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Standards-based teaching refers to an approach to curriculum and instruction that is centered on learning standards. The learning standards used for ABE in Massachusetts are the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (Pimentel, 2013). You will often see these standards referred…
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Use these lenses to focus on aspects of ELA Curriculum & Instruction. These are drawn from ACLS priorities stated throughout the ACLS webpages for curriculum & instruction and in the ACLS Indicators of Program Quality.  Contextualization and Relevance Culturally Responsive Teaching…
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Curricula created by Massachusetts ABE practitioners Units Plans, most with sample Lesson Plans (many of these follow the older templates) Setting Directions (GLE 0–3.9) The Science and Culture of Water (GLE 2-3.9) Community Food Security (GLE 5-6) Our Planet, Our Choices (GLE 6–8) College and…
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Students use project-based learning to explore math topics such as probability, percentages, and fractions. These lessons teach students the basics of organizing data sets and using formulas in Google Sheets. Note to teachers: The math skills and content knowledge required in these project-based…
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This document is Section 5 (COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICS) of the CCRSAE. The full CCRSAE can be accessed in its entirety at https://lincs.ed.gov/publications/pdf/CCRStandardsAdultEd.pdf
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The attached document provides a summary of the resources shared throughout the Foundations for New Staff course.  For questions about the Foundations for New Staff course or resources, please contact Program Support PD Center Director Luanne Teller at Luanne_teller@worlded.org.   
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Culturally Responsive Teaching can include what topics you are teaching about, how you teach, what materials and examples and perspectives you include, and your own awareness and knowledge. We highlight some specific resources to delve into right now, plus links to resource banks (at the end of…
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There are many standards, frameworks, and guidelines to mine for useful information and guidance. College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education, ELA/Literacy (CCRSAE) High-Stakes TESTING Frameworks GED Performance Level Descriptors for all the tests (Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies…
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Selecting texts for adult learners involves: Analyzing text to ensure it is at the appropriate complexity level (based on diagnostic assessments of learners' reading levels) Ensuring that texts are appropriate for adults in topic and presentation Organizing texts in a unit or text set so that they…
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  Thanks to our state partnership with the New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC), you are invited to join the online launch and overview of the new spring 2022 issue of The Change Agent: Re-Training Ourselves, Re-Making Our Work. In this 18-minute Introduction Video, the Change Agent Editor…